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By unknown | Sep 10, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Eric Naki

Eric Naki

ANC president Jacob Zuma, pictured, says he will respect the outcome of his court application to have charges against him squashed.

"I believe in a free and independent judiciary that should operate without fear or favour," Zuma said yesterday at the University of Johannesburg while delivering a lecture on "Access to Justice".

On Friday, the Pietermaritzburg high court will have to decide whether the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority to recharge Zuma with corruption and fraud is legitimate.

"Don't worry, I will respect the outcome because whatever decision is taken will not be different from the decision of other judges. Judges are men and women of integrity," he said.

Zuma also said the ANC believed in access to justice for all South Africans and a culture of human rights.

He said as part of its commitment to human rights, the ANC had produced constitutional guidelines that contained a human rights-based vision of a free, post-apartheid South Africa.

"The Freedom Charter recognised that matters for adjudication belong to the courts where all shall be equal before the law," he said.

Zuma said it was fact that the judiciary was the final arbiter of all disputes and ensured that the supremacy of the Constitution and the rule of law prevailed.

Zuma, however, warned that transformation of the judiciary was not just about changing the composition of the bench.

" It is also about the broader representation of women in the whole legal fraternity," he added.


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